People who like the ‘big picture’ and prefer to live their lives in a spontaneous way are more likely to thrive as a freelancer, according to research presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology’s (BPS DOP) annual conference in January. Researcher John Hackston collected data from an online survey of 1,308 freelancers working largely in professional or other white collar roles. Participants completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality assessment, rated themselves and their jobs on characteristics related to...

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